Of course, polyester is just one of the plastic materials that Adidas uses in clothes and shoes. Carnes says Adidas is also working to find recycled polymers for plastic in other products, such as the foam in shoes. This is a longer process, partly because there hasn’t been as much industry demand for recycled PVC and PU foams. Over the last couple of years, as fashion labels ranging from Everlane to swimwear brand Summersalt have switched to recycled plastics, there has been an increased demand for recycled polyester, which means that manufacturers have been working hard to produce the material and improve its quality. But that hasn’t happened for other forms of plastic. “We’re trying to create the demand ourselves, and we’re working with partners to help find these materials,” he says. “We can’t say that we’re working to end plastic waste unless we think about all plastic in our supply chain. I can confidently say than in the next … [Read more...] about Inside Adidas’s ambitious plan to end plastic waste by 2030
Plastic waste processing
New York is the third state, after California and Oregon, to enact the ban, and it is debatable how much good it will do. In Californiain 2019, analysis of the ban showed that in the year it was enacted there was a big increase in people buying bin bags. That still looks like a net gain, however, as does the ban’s inculcation of an environmentalist mindset. … [Read more...] about Is there anything more Un-American than New York’s plastic bag ban?
I do not see a widespread attempt to use materials that are readily reusable. Instead, the burden is placed upon the citizens of the world: Recycle or be punished! Even though the rules are incomplete, continually changing, and different for different collection agencies. Why are people who purchase the stuff to blame? We seldom have any choice in the matter. Want some water? We are given single-use cups or plastic bottles. Want to purchase a computer or cellphone? We are forced to buy phones made out of multiple complex materials that are difficult to repair and difficult to recycle. Worse, we are expected to discard our phone and purchase a new one every few years. If we want to clean up the environment, we must clean up the system, starting with the manufacturers. … [Read more...] about Waste is an enormous problem. But recycling is the wrong solution
The imam’s experience of harsh conditions, helplessness and not knowing who to talk to was common to countless refugees. Forced to warehouse people who were determined to leave, the Greek government pursued an unlikely strategy. An archipelago of camps was spread across the country from a barren hillside above Greece’s biggest oil refinery, to the remote villages in the Pindus mountains of north-east Greece and a clutch of polluted and unsafe former industrial sites around Thessaloniki. Owing to heavy metal contamination of the water, exposed asbestos panelling and the presence of mosquitoes that can transmit malaria, the Greek Centre for Disease Control and Prevention recommended their closure in July. … [Read more...] about Where did the money go? How Greece fumbled the refugee crisis
1. Aids in weight loss The link between water and weight loss is attributed to its thermogenic effect, which means the amount of energy the body spends to warm up cold water in the digestive tract after consumption. Drinking water on an empty stomach will speed up metabolism, thereby helping in weight loss. A study has shown that drinking 500 ml of water increased metabolic rate by 30% within 10 minutes and sometimes after 30-40 minutes . … [Read more...] about 11 Benefits Of Drinking Water On An Empty Stomach